Gabby Petito's family in Florida to meet with FBI, agency says 'final statement' coming soon

スティーブンベルトリーノ, ブライアンランドリーの失踪とその後の自殺を含む事件でブライアンランドリーの両親を代表する弁護士, told Fox News Digital on Thursday that he did not know what news might be coming out of Tampa, フロリダ, where the Petitos were that day. He added that he and the Petito family attorney, Rick Stafford, 持っていました “been working together to come to an agreement on the distribution of property to be released from law enforcement.

He added that he and Stafford had compiled a written agreementto detail how the propertywould be distributed when the time comes and said the belongings included the notebook found with Laundrie when his remains were recovered.

Bertolino would not say which family would get the notebook. Stafford did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on Thursday.

The FBI indicated that answers could be coming soon in response to questions about contents of Laundrie’s notebook, found in the swamp near his remains along with other items.

“今日, the family of Gabrielle Petito met with the FBI at the Tampa Field Office,” an FBI Denver spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “We will be issuing a final statement shortly as our investigation will be coming to a close in the near future.

その間, North Port Police Department spokesperson Josh Taylor told Fox News on Thursday said he wasunawareof any developments in the case that would have led to it being closed.

彼が追加した: “We knew they would be meeting after the first of the year. I would think we would be briefed if in fact something was wrapping up.

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Brian Laundrie’s remains were found on Oct. 20, 2021, in Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, located in the 23-year-old’s hometown of North Port. His parents made the grim discovery while hiking with law enforcement in the area, where they had told authorities their son was known to frequent.

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Laundrie was considered a fugitive and was a person of interest in Gabby Petito’s disappearance and death.The FBI had issued a warrant for his arrest on charges related to his unauthorized use of a bank card.

Laundrie and 22-year-old Petito left for a trip in mid-June with the plan to visit national parks in her white converted Ford Transit. The couple had met years earlier on Long Island, ニューヨーク, where they grew up and later moved into the North Port home with Brian’s parents.

During their travels through Utah, Moab Police received a report of a domestic violence incident involving the couple. A witness told 911 he saw a man, later found to be Brian Laundrie, hitting and “世間の注目を集めた。” その女, プチト, 8月に 12.

The call appears to contradict a police report in which an officer statesno one reported that the male struck the female.

One of the officers on the scene wrote that the incident could bemore accurately categorized as a mental/emotional health ‘break’ than a domestic assault.

An outside investigation 見つかった “unintentional mistakes,” and recommended the officers involved in the case be placed on probation, according to a report released Jan. 12.

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Laundrie arrived back in North Port on Sept. 1 — with the van, but without Petito.

Parents Chris and Roberta Laundrie said Brian, 23, left his family’s North Port, フロリダ, home on Sept. 13 to hike in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, located alongside the T. マブリーカールトンジュニア. 記念保護区. The Laundriesattorney had initially identified the date of Brian’s disappearance as being Sept. 14 before changing the timeline weeks later.

After his disappearance, 状態, ローカル, county and federal law enforcement extensively searched the reserve and the Myakkahatchee, where Laundrie was said to have parked his car at the time.

His family did not announce until Sept. 17 – four days after he allegedly left – that he had not returned.

プチトの母親, ニコルシュミット, reported her missing to Suffolk County Police in ニューヨーク 9月に. 11. Search teams discovered Petito’s body near ワイオミング'NS Grand Teton National Park on Sept. 19 and announced shortly thereafter that she had been the victim of a homicide.

Authorities later said she died ofmanual strangulation.

フォックス・ニュース’ オードリー・コンクリン, Michael Ruiz and Heather Lacy contributed to this report.

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